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riceboy
09-15-2012, 05:43 PM
Well I guess I should create one of these.
Trying to keep the KISS principal on this one since it will be in my office at work. So the less gadgets te better.

Here's the tank specs:

12"x12"x12" tank

Rena xpl canister filter

ikea office lamp

Par 38 led bulb

Hydor inline heater.

I wish it's oct.15 so I can set up my damn tank lol

reefwars
09-15-2012, 06:33 PM
sounds like its going to be a good one little buddy , i hope you know im gonna have to take you out the gloves are off!:P:P






**edit** changed the title to match :)

Enigma
09-15-2012, 06:35 PM
I have high expectations from both of you! Neither one of you better disappoint. ;)

nanoreefnewbie
09-16-2012, 01:13 AM
A nano tank at work soo jelous:biggrin: can't wait for pics

riceboy
09-18-2012, 08:00 PM
Well here are some pics of the equipment lol

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/4C2DEFF3-31E9-4819-B77E-C2E5FFEA5C50-6957-0000077907DE7773.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/854EDDB9-CB5D-4E01-8C02-7691C0217D04-11061-000010542387B312.jpg

reefwars
09-18-2012, 08:02 PM
you work in your kitchen??

:twised::twised::twised::twised:

Enigma
09-18-2012, 08:07 PM
Awwww . . . once again the cutie is in the background, and I lose all focus on the tank. Tank? What tank? Look at those cheeks!

albert_dao
09-18-2012, 08:19 PM
Whoooo! Getting hot in here Victor, haha. That's a spicy tomato you got goin there.

riceboy
09-18-2012, 08:27 PM
lol na i'm just preping the tank and doing a leak test to check for leaks lol at the bulkheads lol.

I'm going to make this a zoa dominant tank and try some sps corals and some lps. This tank is actually inspired by a tank I have seen long ago which was also an office tank. See link

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=553708

The vision:

-have a low maintenance
-less gadgets inside the tank
-viewable on 5 sides
-simple and elegant look

In order for me to achieve this I had a tank custom built at golds so 12X12X12 with 2 X 1/2" bulk heads drilled in the center of the tank. I will limit the amount of equipment in the tank by installing everything outside of the tank and under my desk. The rena xpL should provide enought flow and filtration for such a small tank (rated for 175 gallon tank :lol:), and the heater is connected inline with the tubing. So all you'll see is the inlet and outlet in the tank, which I will be hiding in the rocks lol. Lighting will be on a timer so no maintenance there, and ato will be me or my co worker (when im on vacation lol) topping of daily to parked point. To replenish the ca, kh, mag, and trace element I will be doing a 1 gallon water change bi-weekly.

riceboy
09-18-2012, 08:56 PM
Whoooo! Getting hot in here Victor, haha. That's a spicy tomato you got goin there.

lol thanks bro, figured i should let you see your competition lol

riceboy
09-18-2012, 08:58 PM
I have high expectations from both of you! Neither one of you better disappoint. ;)

I'll try my best not to disappoint lol, but i'm kinda worried without a skimmer lol

reefwars
09-18-2012, 08:59 PM
lol thanks bro, figured i should let you see your competition lol

oh i sees how it is lol well i got bad news for the both of ya:twised:

reefwars
09-18-2012, 09:00 PM
I'll try my best not to disappoint lol, but i'm kinda worried without a skimmer lol


just dont buy fish lol

Boxboy
09-18-2012, 09:23 PM
Nice start to your build. I love how its viewable from 5 sides :)

nanoreefnewbie
09-18-2012, 11:03 PM
LOL beautiful tank...i like the chat with this build lol

riceboy
09-18-2012, 11:11 PM
just dont buy fish lol

no fish thats madness gotta get a nemo for the release of finding nemo 3d :lol:

fishoholic
09-19-2012, 01:14 AM
Looks cool so far, I like the rock work.

reefwars
09-19-2012, 03:25 AM
a post has been made in all the contest forumns regarding contest rules via the timeline, everyone should read this post as there seems to be some confusion.

riceboy
09-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Seeing how I already have all the equipment and reading the rules again I went into the office last night and got it started lol.

Here's a pic of the heater:

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/EE508AB6-F2FC-4CAF-8065-67816FCBDA1E-6957-0000077ABA60BF8E_zps77588cd6.jpg

And the first fill up of the tank!!! Yay no leaks lol!!!!

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/AEB8B451-AB68-4ABA-B736-4295518CAF76-698-0000011D8DDB5B29_zps9810c033.jpg


And this is what it looks like this morning:

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/1AD91E86-E753-42B7-98A2-E8B6010B8C00-698-0000011DA3ED7149_zpsbb17daf0.jpg

And under my desk lol

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/8399ECEB-8F5D-4565-8DA6-8A3AB0C0771E-698-0000011E18918287_zps9a664a1f.jpg

riceboy
09-19-2012, 02:55 PM
Decided to take a video before the other coworkers came in!! Lol now the waiting game lol

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/14DD0390-A285-44B4-99A3-964D95D9AC8A-698-0000011DDE2AE536_zpsbff03538.mp4

sorry ****ty iphone cam lol

Enigma
09-19-2012, 03:06 PM
I love it! :clap2: I'm totally going to copy your bottom drilled set up at some point in the future.

riceboy
09-19-2012, 04:44 PM
I love it! :clap2: I'm totally going to copy your bottom drilled set up at some point in the future.

thanks Shelley, i'm really enjoying the site of no powerheads, and its so quiet :lol:

Enigma
09-20-2012, 02:29 AM
Did you drill a hole in the desk, or is the plumbing feeding through a hole for computer cables?

rhody605
09-20-2012, 03:47 AM
I love the look. Is the desk lamp fitted with a par 38 bulb?

riceboy
09-20-2012, 04:06 AM
Did you drill a hole in the desk, or is the plumbing feeding through a hole for computer cables?

The plumbing went through the hole for the computer cables.

riceboy
09-20-2012, 04:08 AM
I love the look. Is the desk lamp fitted with a par 38 bulb?

Yep thats an ikea lamp with an oc par38 27 watt led bulb.

fishoholic
09-20-2012, 06:10 AM
Yep thats an ikea lamp with an oc par38 27 watt led bulb.

Cool idea I like the look of it.

FishyFishy!
09-20-2012, 02:22 PM
Looking good! Can't wait to see this thing stocked. I really like the light, nice color

fishoholic
09-20-2012, 02:23 PM
I'm really enjoying the site of no powerheads, and its so quiet :lol:

That will be a nice feature to enjoy.

FishyFishy!
09-20-2012, 02:26 PM
That will be a nice feature to enjoy.


Lol. yeah i'm jealous. My Fluval Edge Nano went from not even audible, to noisey with the addition of the MP10WES.... :cry:

Salt2Death
09-20-2012, 03:15 PM
I love how clean and beautiful this all looks together.
B e a u t I f u l


Sent Via Pirate Ship.......

riceboy
09-20-2012, 03:45 PM
Lol. yeah i'm jealous. My Fluval Edge Nano went from not even audible, to noisey with the addition of the MP10WES.... :cry:

i hear ya man my 2 mp40s are loud as hell in my main tank lol

riceboy
09-20-2012, 03:47 PM
I love how clean and beautiful this all looks together.
B e a u t I f u l


Sent Via Pirate Ship.......

thanks for the compliment, i have always wanted to do this for years and decided to pull the trigger when my boss allowed me to have a tank at the office lol

Boxboy
09-25-2012, 03:19 AM
Thats pretty slick setup.. Cant wait to see it grow. is you par30 white/blue combo?
Just wondering how you like it?

windcoast reefs
09-25-2012, 08:44 AM
Very nice! Will be watching this one!

riceboy
09-25-2012, 04:37 PM
thanks guys, the bulb is actually a par 38 bulb and it's actually pretty good. no heat and bright as hell lol. it has 4 white and 5 blues to achieve the 14k look all 3 watt crees so 27 watts total

riceboy
09-25-2012, 06:33 PM
Well seeing how this clownfish has been living in my sump for the past year figured I should let her start my cycle, rocks are all from my current tank so shouldn't take to long to cycle lol

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/5959B5A0-9552-469F-BF02-F61B76D713AB-3931-000005229D872CD7.jpg

Boxboy
09-25-2012, 08:13 PM
I like the clown in there :) The light looks like it will serve you well :)
Always watchn for updates.

riceboy
10-04-2012, 09:56 PM
And some test frags. Since the people at work keeps on hassling me to put corals in it lol.

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/136B58B8-1513-4411-9370-E028E32AEC8B-8458-00000C8447BE78B7.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/6FCC516F-64D9-484F-982B-E0F7F7473BA6-8458-00000C8425617677.jpg

riceboy
10-04-2012, 10:00 PM
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/1BB2722A-21E5-4F8B-99E3-A13E1F9AAD27-11207-0000113B88ABDB57.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/EC8D821C-E3EC-4D50-A8E6-B1F746833408-11207-0000113B6BA771DC.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/19504FA4-F626-472E-B409-D8EFC9065A6C-11207-0000113B58ECC4EB.jpg

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/53F87AE7-18BA-4961-A29B-717D76A4C0AE-11207-0000113B799E9090.jpg

riceboy
10-12-2012, 03:06 PM
Well it's been a while since I've post on this tank. Anyways not a good idea to throw in a sps at the beginning. Three of the sps were removed and brought home to my main tank as they were starting to stn. But the zoas, birdsnest and digi and Gsp are all doing great if u look at the birdsnest there are a bunch of new growth on it. Sorry pics were taken just as the lights turned on so some polyps are still closed

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/2C79A599-0091-46B6-9DEC-F38713CCD570-21023-00001A710917AE22.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/0BCAE94A-33A0-4E37-AD2B-58A4E72FC360-21023-00001A70F4C8ED69.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/01636E35-9438-478B-B27B-FE463C7B29C3-21023-00001A70EF807674.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/CDE00B33-BF34-4904-8F26-09264F2CC26E-21023-00001A70E9702371.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/726BB662-F566-405F-8260-4197B91D578D-21023-00001A70DDC26606.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/4AAE0031-28B5-4A26-BD6E-F169A7624588-21023-00001A70D7D0848C.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/8FDFD805-6268-4744-A684-D58D1D433B47-21023-00001A70D0C502DB.jpg

rhody605
10-13-2012, 06:07 PM
Looking good.

What do you think was the cause of the stn?


Mike

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

The Grizz
10-15-2012, 01:36 AM
Very nice, I like the light & how clean the setup looks. I too am leaning to a zoa dominate nano.

riceboy
10-15-2012, 02:28 AM
Looking good.

What do you think was the cause of the stn?


Mike

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I think the tank is just way to new to sustain it so I took them home. Only the birdsnest and digi is doing good lol. Those things are bulletproof

riceboy
10-15-2012, 02:34 AM
Very nice, I like the light & how clean the setup looks. I too am leaning to a zoa dominate nano.

Bring it lol. Ill be following your build, but you gotta catch up lol

The Grizz
10-15-2012, 03:11 AM
you gotta catch up lol

No you have to slow down :lol: I am right on schedule :razz:

riceboy
11-02-2012, 06:24 AM
Well it's been a while been busy at work I will have to post a pic of my tank before I leave for vacation and a pic when I get back lol. Went to concept aquatics today to grab some salt and ended up with a bunch of frags for my tank lol. :biggrin: Didnt know they had corals lol. It was good talking to u Dave and Denny or the double d's has a good ring to it lol.

lastlight
11-02-2012, 03:35 PM
This tank looks great I love how clean it looks. I just love how fast whiteout conditions clear up in small tanks.

riceboy
11-20-2012, 04:32 PM
Well it's been a while since I posted an update. Well as expected after the holidays my co workers had over fed my clownfish lol. Needless to say I have a bit of a hair algea problem right now lol. Picked up some sweet rics for the nano yesterday from concepts. Can't beat thier price on their livestock. Gonna probably head back there and pick up some fruitloops zoas for the nano.

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/CB6D2184-C51E-404C-BF7A-0419307A8EC0-6799-000006C50D75A34A.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/44DCE5BF-06D6-4745-90F0-65510A8370F1-6799-000006C516F5621E.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/FB034237-2DD0-402E-9793-71A92B943624-6799-000006C52731FF48.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/DD7DFB01-2602-4D16-B7DC-24DC359D7F29-6799-000006C530003762.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/C9C03B95-BF70-4E11-9F7E-61C36A75EE31-6799-000006C5363F3E91.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/ED7A0B23-7211-4595-91DB-F26E1F1446A0-6799-000006C544BC5B87.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/A97A0748-EBA1-4DF6-AA7A-BBCA6524CC01-6799-000006C54B7BA6B4.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/E91857BC-F85C-4D4C-B1A9-5813B64D15C3-6799-000006C553D1248E.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/C363713C-817F-4402-A9DD-38726C5C744B-6799-000006C559697565.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/8182460A-21EF-4DAF-9216-F540EE7E26BE-6799-000006C55FA0A5D2.jpg

riceboy
11-20-2012, 04:36 PM
decided not to do sps in this tank as it is to hard to keep the alk, and calcium levels constant so will be doing lps only :lol:

lastlight
11-20-2012, 06:46 PM
decided not to do sps in this tank as it is to hard to keep the alk, and calcium levels constant so will be doing lps only :lol:

that's all the cool kids are doing these days anyways i forgot to send that memo out. looking nice man.

riceboy
11-20-2012, 06:48 PM
that's all the cool kids are doing these days anyways i forgot to send that memo out. looking nice man.

lol you shouldn't look at my main tank then lol

lastlight
11-20-2012, 06:48 PM
no co-workers to blame for the main tank lol. is it not happy? or is it jammed full of sps?

riceboy
11-20-2012, 09:18 PM
lol its packed with sps and i restarted since the last time i talked to u when my tank was starting to crash lol. have a little issue with po4 right now but nothing bad lol water changes are key lol
no co-workers to blame for the main tank lol. is it not happy? or is it jammed full of sps?

riceboy
01-08-2013, 03:22 PM
Well here's a bit of an update. I am currently battling gha and its winning for now lol. Anyways here's some pics.

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/E202B622-8E56-417A-98C6-67AAA2961B10-16840-00001C8BCE349D2F.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/BFF11CD3-8470-4A57-A14E-20A3B14649A2-16840-00001C8BB0755026.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/F72537C3-1CA7-47FD-A397-E29467D23382-16840-00001C8B8F9A7D5B.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/ADCD21F7-CAA3-4FD7-BB7D-5FAA6AC3D990-16840-00001C8B6E94D8E7.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/0694C14D-746D-4613-9AE2-F9FD96A886FE-16840-00001C8B3B3339E3.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/DB2D3044-DE6F-4D02-814B-3B8162635FEA-16840-00001C8B332668C1.jpg
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/A4976A53-4ABC-4B03-9598-63272FE57A34-16840-00001C8B2C3CEC40.jpg

riceboy
01-08-2013, 03:24 PM
the plan is to do a 80% water change and some time with the tweezer and toothbrush lol

lastlight
01-08-2013, 03:46 PM
I made a top to keep my cats out. You might need one for the coworkers?

riceboy
01-08-2013, 03:54 PM
lol i have to start hiding the food since some of the co workers keep on feeding my tank when i'm off work or on lunch lol, hence the gha

ChizerBunoi
01-08-2013, 06:40 PM
Maybe you should give them the tweezers and tell them that pulling HA out of the tank is a good stress reliever. Very popular in Japan and similar to the pushing sand around theory.

riceboy
01-09-2013, 07:49 PM
lol i wish that would make my life a lot easier, anyways i have added a pj cardinal from Kein and since have moved from sps to all lps with the constant evap from the tank and salinity swings the sps just couldn't make it. i will probably have to rig something up for an ato unit:lol:

riceboy
02-14-2013, 05:42 AM
Well after pruning the hair algea and changing the water before I went to fort Mac. I return to see this in my tank.

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/37BF2611-0DBF-4614-9A96-EE5DD854F196-2566-00000485D7AF7C7F.jpg

Back to the drawing board lol. The coworkers are feeding the tank way to much, same with my parents on my home tank but that's another story. thinking of shutting it down since this was only from me not being in the office for 2 weeks, or Might have to give chemiclean a try.

SpikeJones
02-14-2013, 05:53 AM
Get the Mexican turbo crew in their

The Grizz
02-14-2013, 06:06 AM
I had the same problem when I started my nano, picked up 6 mexi turbos & it was clean as a whistle in less then a week.